‘Ben Stein’ Religious Intolerance

2 November 2010

Getting more than the usual amount of political chain mail misdirected my way, and lately have been responding to it.

So far, always received at least one ‘Thank you.’

Tim

Begin forwarded message:

From: Timothy Reed
Date: October 22, 2010 12:45:43 AM EDT
To: RON SUKENIK
Cc: Ashley Solum , Emily , LeAnn Sukenik
Subject: Re: ben or not

First 4 paragraphs: Ben Stein. He speaks of religious tolerance. I totally agree with his position of live and let live. Remaining paragraphs are bigoted and judgmental, everything my God is not. To think that hurricanes happen because of constitutional separation between church and state is to fear science and believe in witchcraft and magic. Regardless of whether you think it’s right to hit your kids, Spock’s grandson committed suicide; his children did not. As sad as it is for any young person to end his or her life, I doubt that any of us would hold grandparents responsible for what their grandchildren do. Love your child, love your neighbor, and accept their choice to live their lives as they wish, not harming anyone, as they accept your choice to live your life as you wish, unfettered and free.

On Oct 21, 2010, at 5:37 PM, RON SUKENIK wrote:

I don’t care if Ben said it not… I still like it
The following was written by Ben Stein and recited by him on CBS Sunday Morning Commentary.

My confession:

I am a Jew, and every single one of my ancestors was Jewish. And it does not bother me even a little bit when people call those beautiful lit up, bejeweled trees, Christmas trees… I don’t feel threatened.. I don’t feel discriminated against.. That’s what they are, Christmas trees.

It doesn’t bother me a bit when people say, ‘Merry Christmas’ to me. I don’t think they are slighting me or getting ready to put me in a ghetto. In fact, I kind of like it. It shows that we are all brothers and sisters celebrating this happy time of year. It doesn’t bother me at all that there is a manger scene on display at a key intersection near my beach house in Malibu.. If people want a creche, it’s just as fine with me as is the Menorah a few hundred yards away.

I don’t like getting pushed around for being a Jew, and I don’t think Christians like getting pushed around for being Christians. I think people who believe in God are sick and tired of getting pushed around, period. I have no idea where the concept came from, that America is an explicitly atheist country. I can’t find it in the Constitution and I don’t like it being shoved down my throat.

Or maybe I can put it another way: where did the idea come from that we should worship celebrities and we aren’t allowed to worship God as we understand Him? I guess that’s a sign that I’m getting old, too. But there are a lot of us who are wondering where these celebrities came from and where the America we knew went to.

In light of the many jokes we send to one another for a laugh, this is a little different: This is not intended to be a joke; it’s not funny, it’s intended to get you thinking.

Billy Graham’s daughter was interviewed on the Early Show and Jane Clayson asked her ‘How could God let something like this happen?’ (regarding Hurricane Katrina).. Anne Graham gave an extremely profound and insightful response.. She said, ‘I believe God is deeply saddened by this, just as we are, but for years we’ve been telling God to get out of our schools, to get out of our government and to get out of our lives. And being the gentleman He is, I believe He has calmly backed out. How can we expect God to give us His blessing and His protection if we demand He leave us alone?’

In light of recent events… terrorists attack, school shootings, etc.. I think it started when Madeleine Murray O’Hare (she was murdered, her body found a few years ago) complained she didn’t want prayer in our schools, and we said OK. Then someone said you better not read the Bible in school. The Bible says thou shalt not kill; thou shalt not steal, and love your neighbor as yourself. And we said OK.

Then Dr. Benjamin Spock said we shouldn’t spank our children when they misbehave, because their little personalities would be warped and we might damage their self-esteem (Dr. Spock’s son committed suicide). We said an expert should know what he’s talking about.. And we said okay..

Now we’re asking ourselves why our children have no conscience, why they don’t know right from wrong, and why it doesn’t bother them to kill strangers, their classmates, and themselves.

Probably, if we think about it long and hard enough, we can figure it out. I think it has a great deal to do with ‘WE REAP WHAT WE SOW.’

Funny how simple it is for people to trash God and then wonder why the world’s going to hell. Funny how we believe what the newspapers say, but question what the Bible says. Funny how you can send ‘jokes’ through e-mail and they spread like wildfire, but when you start sending messages regarding the Lord, people think twice about sharing. Funny how lewd, crude, vulgar and obscene articles pass freely through cyberspace, but public discussion of God is suppressed in the school and workplace.

Are you laughing yet?

Funny how when you forward this message, you will not send it to many on your address list because you’re not sure what they believe, or what they will think of you for sending it.

Funny how we can be more worried about what other people think of us than what God thinks of us.

My Best Regards, Honestly and respectfully,

Ben Stein

Ben Stein

22 October 2010

Today I received this e-mail:

The following was written by Ben Stein and recited by him on CBS Sunday Morning Commentary.
My confession:
I am a Jew, and every single one of my ancestors was Jewish. And it does not bother me even a little bit when people call those beautiful lit up, bejeweled trees, Christmas trees… I don’t feel threatened.. I don’t feel discriminated against.. That’s what they are, Christmas trees.
It doesn’t bother me a bit when people say, ‘Merry Christmas’ to me. I don’t think they are slighting me or getting ready to put me in a ghetto. In fact, I kind of like it. It shows that we are all brothers and sisters celebrating this happy time of year. It doesn’t bother me at all that there is a manger scene on display at a key intersection near my beach house in Malibu.. If people want a creche, it’s just as fine with me as is the Menorah a few hundred yards away.
I don’t like getting pushed around for being a Jew, and I don’t think Christians like getting pushed around for being Christians. I think people who believe in God are sick and tired of getting pushed around, period. I have no idea where the concept came from, that America is an explicitly atheist country. I can’t find it in the Constitution and I don’t like it being shoved down my throat.
Or maybe I can put it another way: where did the idea come from that we should worship celebrities and we aren’t allowed to worship God as we understand Him? I guess that’s a sign that I’m getting old, too. But there are a lot of us who are wondering where these celebrities came from and where the America we knew went to.
In light of the many jokes we send to one another for a laugh, this is a little different: This is not intended to be a joke; it’s not funny, it’s intended to get you thinking.
Billy Graham’s daughter was interviewed on the Early Show and Jane Clayson asked her ‘How could God let something like this happen?’ (regarding Hurricane Katrina).. Anne Graham gave an extremely profound and insightful response.. She said, ‘I believe God is deeply saddened by this, just as we are, but for years we’ve been telling God to get out of our schools, to get out of our government and to get out of our lives. And being the gentleman He is, I believe He has calmly backed out. How can we expect God to give us His blessing and His protection if we demand He leave us alone?’
In light of recent events… terrorists attack, school shootings, etc.. I think it started when Madeleine Murray O’Hare (she was murdered, her body found a few years ago) complained she didn’t want prayer in our schools, and we said OK. Then someone said you better not read the Bible in school. The Bible says thou shalt not kill; thou shalt not steal, and love your neighbor as yourself. And we said OK.
Then Dr. Benjamin Spock said we shouldn’t spank our children when they misbehave, because their little personalities would be warped and we might damage their self-esteem (Dr. Spock’s son committed suicide). We said an expert should know what he’s talking about.. And we said okay..
Now we’re asking ourselves why our children have no conscience, why they don’t know right from wrong, and why it doesn’t bother them to kill strangers, their classmates, and themselves.
Probably, if we think about it long and hard enough, we can figure it out. I think it has a great deal to do with ‘WE REAP WHAT WE SOW.’
Funny how simple it is for people to trash God and then wonder why the world’s going to hell. Funny how we believe what the newspapers say, but question what the Bible says. Funny how you can send ‘jokes’ through e-mail and they spread like wildfire, but when you start sending messages regarding the Lord, people think twice about sharing. Funny how lewd, crude, vulgar and obscene articles pass freely through cyberspace, but public discussion of God is suppressed in the school and workplace.
Are you laughing yet?
Funny how when you forward this message, you will not send it to many on your address list because you’re not sure what they believe, or what they will think of you for sending it.
Funny how we can be more worried about what other people think of us than what God thinks of us.
My Best Regards, Honestly and respectfully,
Ben Stein

To which I responded:
First 4 paragraphs: Ben Stein. He speaks of religious tolerance. I totally agree with his position of live and let live. Remaining paragraphs are bigoted and judgmental, everything my God is not. To think that hurricanes happen because of constitutional separation between church and state is to fear science and believe in witchcraft and magic. Regardless of whether you think it’s right to hit your kids, Spock’s grandson committed suicide; his children did not. As sad as it is for any young person to end his or her life, I doubt that any of us would hold grandparents responsible for what their grandchildren do. Love your child, love your neighbor, and accept their choice to live their lives as they wish, not harming anyone, as they accept your choice to live your life as you wish, unfettered and free.

I then received this satisfying response:

Well I oopsed on my email address forgot a few numbers… This was not meant to go to you… think ive done that before. However..you are as articulate as whom I was trying to send it too. Must run in the family.
Take care.
Ron

It is this type of tolerant response that encourages me to keep replying to misdirected e-mail.

We are lucky!

4 May 2010

Did someone say, “70’s photos of the teachers on it”!?! I’m so there.

From: Nicole Bleak
Date: May 4, 2010 10:59:41 PM EDT
To: A Culnan , Tami Reed
Subject: angel food cake Friday

Hi,
Just a reminder I have you signed up to bring 1 cubed angel food cake FRIDAY, MAY 7TH to the school. Please have it there by 10:30 that morning. Please let me know if you are not able to have it there for any reason.
When you are at the school, check out the board across from the office with the 70’s photos of the teachers on it! There are some funny photos!
Thanks again for helping. The teachers are LOVING all the goodies so far this week! When so many parents each just do a little we can really do a lot for the teachers. IPES has GREAT parent support. We are lucky!

Thanks!
Nicole Bleak

Misaddressed, as usual

3 February 2010

Figures that the post office would deliver e-mail to the wrong address too. Why does the post office have a fax machine? I’d think you’d just tell the sender that you’d send a guy to pick it up.

From: “Morrow, Shermane R – CHARLOTTE, NC”
Date: February 2, 2010 3:02:32 PM EST
Subject: Inclement weather

CPU Managers:

It is very important you adhere to the hours of operation specified in your CPU contract. Contract Postal Units are to be open when their parent station /COR post office is open unless other hours were agreed to in your contract.

In the event of bad weather or an emergency of any type, please contact your parent office/COR to discuss closure with them. The parent office must be notified in advance and permission provided for CPUs to close at any time that deviates from the hours in your contract.

It is critical that your parent post office be advised of potential closures so they may notify transportation and the registry room that there may not be a deposit that day.

Thank you for your cooperation.

Sherry Morrow
Retail Specialist
Mid-Carolinas District
Phone:704-424-2222
Fax: 704-424-5555
Email: xxx@usps.gov

I think of you every minite

23 January 2010

It’s a Shania Twain song.

From: Bonnie Schultz
Date: January 21, 2010 6:49:26 PM EST
To:
Subject: Thinking of you

I think of you ALMOST every minite we are apart. You make me want to send songs. lol
oxoxoxoxoxoxoxoxoxoxoxoxoxoxoxoxoxox

I am not Theresa

15 November 2009

From: Timothy Reed
Date: May 14, 1999 6:29:40 PM EDT
To: Mkus010851@aol.com
Subject: Re: (no subject)

I am not Theresa. &nbsp Please check the e-mail address and try again.

Tim

— Mkus010851@aol.com wrote:
Theresa, Hi, I’m trying to get in touch with you by the computer and you never write back. &nbsp I guess J.R. is home and you are not checking your e-mail, oh well, you have to check it sooner or later! By the time you do there will proable be 20 messages on here. &nbsp I was talking to Carol Maryanski and she is still not aloud to talk to me, I told her, she may as well belong to a coult, if she aloud someone to tell her who she can talk too! She told me she is having a Birthday party next saturday, it’s a shame I can’t come. &nbsp I told her I wouldn’t come to her party even if Jim Jones (Harry Maryanski) said it was okay! She ask me if I told you about her not being aloud to talk to me, I told yes, and what you said, oh well they’re weird people and I rather stay away from people like that! I am getting a box ready to send out to you soon! I have to get another gift for Brianna and then I can send it. &nbsp Give the girls a kiss from me, tell them I said hi! Talk to you later okay &nbsp Love ya! &nbsp Miss ya! &nbsp Mommy XXXOOO

I’m ready to start cacklin again !!!

25 October 2009

This may hurt your eyes to read but it’s still pretty funny.

From: “Paula Girgenti”
Date: November 13, 2008 6:12:52 PM EST
To:
Subject: Hi again

A note, to see if you had any names of facilities I might me able to use !
Getting a little worried about What might happen to me !!
Lori is in a hard spot right now withe trying to get something done about her back, I think the finally are getting he an appopintment for her MRI , That should show where the damage if and exactly where the problem is !!
Thank God her work is sticking by her !! There are e mailing to her what she needs to work on etc, she is getting some money from dissability from work ,Its not near what her paychek was but it is something any way !!

She said that But hole made my spend on fee’s going to the attorney HE just keep getting new attorneys and if she don’t show up in court he wins ! She goes but is her own attorney !!!
But she’s happy she said I’m going to get the back surgery and I’m going back to work !!!!
She has a real good job and thank God they are not trying to shove her someway !!!
They do like her work, so she said, I don’t have any money now, but I am so happy and I’ll will be ok !!! Shes very thankful that her work like her Thats who she worked at to begin with and the she was stupid and got a Chuck a job there !!! And he was croocked he was stealing money some how and Lori kept her eyes on him and found out Where he was getting the the extra money ! She just let him pile up all the papers that could prove he was a theif . She got all the papes he had in his breif case and Brought them ove to my house and hid them and didn’t even tell me she hid them because she was afraid Chuck might try to cause me problems !! And one day she came over and went upstairs and brought all the papers down, she Said this is going rack his b a —- !
And it did tdid fired his butt !!!! And he ended up in Jail !!

The onlt thing is his grand parrents and parents have so much money the think the can do any thing they want to and will get away with it !!
But Lori a fighter she’ll survive !!! ha
And she is so happy now and it is nice to see !!
When the ol mama hen see’s all her little chick a dee’s are happy that makes ol mama hen cackle !!!!!
So when you get a chance some nice places I’d like to check out !!
I’m ready to start cacklin again !!! ha
Love you !

Mom

Jack’s football

13 October 2009

From: mkrishock@comcast.net
Date: October 13, 2009 9:05:05 PM EDT
To: treed@yahoo.com
Subject: Jack’s football

Tabby,

Jack said I could tell you before your time with him tomorrow: he got a leadership sticker at practice tonight for his performance at Saturday’s game, where he played. . . . . DEFENSE!

He did great on Saturday, his name was called several times over the loudspeaker for great plays. He’s been so proud of him. I’m praising him left and right!

I also reiterated to him that when he played defense, he made great plays, got his name announced and got a sticker! He still said, i don’t like it. But i said well, you must be good at it!

See ya tomorrow.

Melissa

I’m enjoying NYC too!

26 September 2009

Welcome to New York. Do I know you?

From: “Oscar I. Maldonado”
Date: September 26, 2009 5:25:43 PM EDT
To: “”
Cc:
Subject: In NYC

Hi!
Enjoying NYC here. Tell me your plans. You can drop me an email and we can talk tomorrow early morning.
Cheers,
O

Oscar I. Maldonado

You are grasping at straws

3 September 2009

From: Tami
Sent: Monday, August 17, 2009 12:32 PM
To: ‘YourLawnService Inc.’
Subject: RE: Hello

Dan, your example is not even close to the same situation. When the first window was broken I asked if your guys knew anything about it, and when they said they didn’t I did not automatically assume your guys did it, I did not cancel your service, I did not un-American like accuse your guys without proof; I did not mention it again until the second window was broken. I have also said all along I don’t think your guys did it intentionally and maybe didn’t even realize they did it at the time. However, they seem to be comfortable enough to lie to you about how they conduct themselves with your equipment, so their integrity is suspect. The circumstantial evidence collected over the last few months and the eye-witness visuals of how your guys use your equipment, has convinced me that your guys using your equipment broke my windows. I did not come to this conclusion simply because your guys were there.

Actually, just about every week I picked up rocks off the patio after your guys had been there, but until there was damage to my property I never thought about how your guys or equipment were putting the rocks there. Same in the front yard, there would be rocks on the front porch and in the grass; I would just put them back in the rock beds. I never assumed that your guys or equipment would cause damage with the stray rocks.

You know Dan; I have been really bothered by this whole situation. I actually decided over the week-end to pay you and let a court settle the window difference. Now, I am re-thinking that decision.

PS – I don’t throw rocks around in the back-yard, nor do my dogs, and I don’t have raccoons in my back-yard. You are grasping at straws.

From: YourLawnService Inc. [mailto:YourLawnServiceinc@gmail.com]
Sent: Monday, August 17, 2009 11:01 AM
To: Tami
Subject: Re: FW: Hello

Tami, There could be a lot of reasons why rocks are on your patio, dogs, raccoons, you!. Let me give you an example of your thought process. We are currently doing a Major concrete job near Helix high school. The fresh concrete was marked up, written on, tire marks from bicycles. There are kids who live in a house right next to the work, the kids hang outside. So according to your mid set it has to be those kids who did the damage. So according to you, you were there so its your fault ideologically I should call the police and have the kids prosecuted for vandalism because they were there right? Wrong! I would not blame someone unless I was positive they did it. I guess that is the difference between me & you. That is how Americas was founded. You just don’t make accusation’s unless you have proof. I have used this principle many times. Just because we were there doesn’t mean our guys did the damage and just because rocks were on your patio doesn’t mean we did it either.

Dan

I will not say any more.

On Thu, Aug 13, 2009 at 9:52 AM, Tami wrote:
This is beginning to upset me very much, too. It is not about greed, it is only about you taking responsibility for your men and your equipment. I have never said your men physically picked up or kicked the rocks into my yard; I believe it is your equipment that moves the rocks. Again, if it was the neighbors moving the rocks the same rock issue would not exist in my backyard nor would there be rocks on my back patio. I was NOT notified that the window was broke before your men started work that day.

Further, you stated, “The men swear they did not cross over the rocks with the mower running.” Your men are not being forthright with you. I am curious if they admitted to standing in my fountain to trim the palm tree, which clearly exhibits their lack of consideration for my property. How dare you even suggest this is about greed. I have no desire to take from you more than was taken from me; in fact I was willing to take less. Greed would be me wanting more. I have met you more than half way just to be done with it.

On a side note: Your man stood on my cheap plastic patio chair on unstable rocks and used a saw to trim one side of my tree (to trim the other side he stood in my fountain). You may want to discuss the danger of this with him, before you have a Worker’s Comp claim to deal with.

From: YourLawnService Inc. [mailto:YourLawnServiceinc@gmail.com]
Sent: Thursday, August 13, 2009 8:46 AM
To: Tami
Subject: Re: FW: Hello

This all does not make sense. The rocks are not put in the front lawn by my men. They did not go to the neighbors and pick them up or kick them into your yard. The men pick up rocks every week. They noticed the broken window that we reported to you before they stated work that day. Please do not use me as a scape goat in this matter. This is very unfair of you to assume we did it. I am really sorry that you have taken this position, and will be glad to stop service. I do not want to work with people like you. This upsets me very much and I think it comes down to greed. Please pay your bill and we will be finished with each other. Remember innocent until proven guilty, my men swear they did not do it. Again if we did it I would have paid for the repairs, but we did not.

Dan

On Wed, Aug 12, 2009 at 4:46 PM, Tami wrote:

My apologies, I did not remember the contract. It still isn’t right that you are not accepting responsibility for your crew’s damage to my property nor should I be required to give them 30 more days to damage additional property.

From: YourLawnService Inc. [mailto:YourLawnServiceinc@gmail.com]
Sent: Wednesday, August 12, 2009 4:28 PM
To: Tami
Subject: Re: FW: Hello

I am faxing you the contact which shows your signature to the number below

On Wed, Aug 12, 2009 at 4:19 PM, Tami wrote:

Dan, I continue to disagree with you. In regards, to your belief that the rocks scattered on the front lawn are from the neighbors there are just as many rocks scattered in the backyard and often on the back patio each week and the neighbors are not in my backyard. That negates your reasoning of the rocks in the grass being the result of the neighbors. I am still convinced your equipment did the damage.

Please send me a copy of the contract as I don’t recall signing a contract. I am subtracting June and July from the cost of the windows and I have to pay the remaining $520 to replace the windows. I was ready to pursue this legally, but just this morning decided against it and to accept it as an unfortunate incident. If you wish to continue that path, please let me know.

I do not have hard feelings for you or for your crew. I gave your crew the benefit of the doubt the when the first window was broken then it happened again. You have very nice employees and I don’t think they broke the windows intentionally. Nevertheless they are broken.

Sincerely,
Tami

From: YourLawnService Inc. [mailto:YourLawnServiceinc@gmail.com]
Sent: Wednesday, August 12, 2009 3:45 PM
To: Tami
Subject: Re: FW: Hello

Tami, the person who observed proved my point more than yours. They were mowing the lawn and they could not see the rocks that were already on the grass until it was mowed. The men did not put the rocks there. When the guys were pushing the mower to the back over the rocks, did the person who observed this see rocks flying in the air? (doesn’t sound like it) or it would have been mentioned. The men swear they did not cross over the rocks with the mower running. The maintenance contract you signed stipulates that there must be a 30 day notice by either party to cancel the contract. This is ok with me to stop services now as long as I am paid for work performed (June & July) by the 20th of August, or I will bill for the entire month of August. Thanks for the opportunity to service your yard and i am sorry you are so upset with this situation. My point is that if I was sure my men cause the broken windows, I would take care of the problem. My men are adamant they did not do it and I cannot just pay for this without for sure knowing we did do it. I went out to the property Thursday afternoon to check out the situation, there were many rocks scattered in the lawn. So I really think that the rocks are being kicked or thrown from your neighbors yard.

Sincerely,
Dan

On Thu, Aug 6, 2009 at 1:52 PM, Tami wrote:

Hi Dan,
I am really disappointed to hear that you won’t accept responsibility for damage that your employees caused. I have a witness that watched your crew work last Friday. It was clearly observed that while one member mowed another walked behind him kicking rocks back into the rock beds. Proof that your equipment kicks up the rocks. It was also observed that your crew does not shut off the mower when they go from front yard to back yard and walks the mower tilted on the back wheels through the rocks beds. Further, proof of opportunity for your equipment to cause damage with the rocks. I will be contacting you in regards to the pursuit of this matter.

It is time to terminate your services – effective today.

From: YourLawnService Inc. [mailto:YourLawnServiceinc@gmail.com]
Sent: Thursday, August 06, 2009 1:35 PM
To: Tami
Subject: Re: FW: Hello

Sorry for not getting back to you sooner, I have been out of town and just recently got back. We discussed the matter of the windows and even though you feel it is the fault of our equipment. I feel there is still no proof of our guys doing the damage therefore I do not feel I am responsible for the replacement of the windows.

Sincerely,

Dan

On Thu, Aug 6, 2009 at 11:20 AM, Tami wrote:

Hello Again,

I have not heard from you regarding my below email. Here is more information for your consideration. It was also witnessed last week that definitely your equipment kicks up the rocks. I had an estimate done for the windows. The cost to replace the two windows is $890.00. This is a great price considering my insurance company estimated that the living room window by itself would be just under $700.00.

Please let me know how you will be handling the payment of this.

Finally, although I appreciate the fact that your crew trims the palm tree in the backyard, I don’t appreciate them standing in my fountain to do it. I have a ladder and would be happy to put it out for their use.

Thank you,

From: Tami
Sent: Thursday, July 23, 2009 12:10 PM
To: ‘YourLawnService Inc.’
Subject: RE: Hello

Hello Again,
Last week-end I went through my front yard grass and picked up 58 rocks that were from the neighbor’s yard – the rocks were stretched out from right next to the property line all the way across the yard to the driveway from the sidewalk to the front walk. I also cleaned my backyard patio. This included moving my BBQ and chairs that sit next to the house – with about 3 inch clearance from house. When I moved these things I discovered many rocks behind them – which put the rocks 6 feet from the rock bed. This got me thinking, the only way the rocks could have gotten behind there was with your equipment – the blower in particular. Further, this led me to remember the day I watched your employee use his blower to blow leaves back into my front yard that had fallen on the neighbor’s rock front yard. So, with rocks on patio in tight places and the many rocks in the front yard – I believe that it is your blower that blew rocks into the front yard, onto the back patio and in the process broke my front windows. Your employee may have been being conscientious by blowing my leaves from the neighbor’s yard; I do not think my windows were broke intentionally and with the noise from the equipment they may not have even heard the windows break. Nevertheless they are still broken, my question is will YourLawnService accept the responsibility for my broken windows and pay to have them replaced? We can do this with or without your insurance company.

From: YourLawnService Inc. [mailto:YourLawnServiceinc@gmail.com]
Sent: Wednesday, July 15, 2009 10:35 AM
To: Tami
Subject: Re: Hello

Yes I did and they didn’t know anything about the broken window. Dan also checked the weed whacker to make sure it has the shield on to help prevent anything from flying up. It does have it on. We also told them to be extra careful when out at your house or anyone Else’s.
C

On Wed, Jul 15, 2009 at 9:55 AM, Tami wrote:

Good Morning,
Did you talk to Dan and the crew regarding my windows?
Thanks
Tami

From: YourLawnService Inc. [mailto:YourLawnServiceinc@gmail.com]
Sent: Tuesday, July 14, 2009 10:03 AM
To: Tami
Subject: Re: Hello

We are having a safety meeting today and I will bring this up to the crew and to Dan.
Thanks,
Christina

On Tue, Jul 14, 2009 at 9:46 AM, Tami wrote:

Hi Christina,
As you can see from my previous email below, my living room window was broken a few months ago. Last week I noticed my dining room window is broken. Both windows have similar little center holes and cracks radiating out. Both appear to have been broke by a small rock at high velocity. The only time I have had this issue was when a previous gardener’s weed whacker threw a rock into my sliding door. Ever since the neighbor replaced his front yard with rocks, there are stray rocks throughout my front grass from when your crew mows and turns around at the edge of the yard they drag rocks into my yard. The exact same thing happens in my backyard with the rocks there. I am constantly picking up rocks in the front and back grass and throwing them back into the rock beds. I don’t believe the windows were broken on purpose. But, please ask your crew if they know anything about the broken windows. It is going to cost me at least $1,000 ($500 ded per incident) to replace the windows and I truly don’t have that kind of money. Especially, if it is your crew’s equipment and it could happen again with or without their knowledge.

From: Tami
Sent: Wednesday, February 25, 2009 12:57 PM
To: ‘YourLawnService Inc.’
Subject: RE: Hello

No, I did not get the email.

From: YourLawnService Inc.
Sent: Wednesday, February 25, 2009 12:42 PM
To: Tami
Subject: Re: Hello

Actually Angel called Friday morning when they arrived at your house last week and informed me right away that there was a small crack on your window. He noticed it before they started work. I emailed you regarding it last Friday did you not get the email?

Christina

On Wed, Feb 25, 2009 at 11:21 AM, Tami wrote:

Hello Christina,
I noticed yesterday that my front window has a little hole and crack in it. Did your guys mention that some of the equipment threw a rock into my window the last time they were there? I ask this because my sliding glass door was broken by a previous gardener when his weed wacker threw up a rock. Also, when I have been home when your crew is working small rocks hear smalls rocks hit the house and/or windows.


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